kathryn-eliza:

thisisthinprivilege:

This is an image of the good fairies from the upcoming Maleficent movie.

Remember how they were fat, grey-haired, kindly old women in the original Sleeping Beauty? Well, Disney has changed them to cutesy, young, thin fairies in the new movie. What was wrong with the old designs? If Disney wanted to make them younger, that’s fine (I think this is meant to be a prequel of sorts?) But why do they have to be thinner? Why can’t they be cute, young, AND round? It’s so frustrating seeing such awesome and unique character designs turned into the same ol’ generic Tinkerbell-esque look we see in every fairy movie.

Thin privilege is having previously-fat characters intentionally changed into thin characters to make them more appealing for audiences :(

I’m actually really upset about this because I LOVED Merryweather as a kid.  She was the first Disney character I ever connected to, and the only Disney character who looked remotely like me and was not a.) evil or b.) a kindly motherly/grandmotherly character. She was a total grump grump and was stubborn and wasn’t afraid to stand up for her opinions, even if it meant people didn’t like her, but even with all that she was devoted to protecting Aurora. In fact, she gave Aurora her gift after the curse, and her gift was the way to break the spell. (And her color was blue, and my favorite color has been blue forever.) Of course, out of the three she was the most comic relief, but just having comic relief be a chubby woman, rather than a chubby man or an animal, was something different and something I could relate to. 

When I was little I watched a ton of Disney movies and I always knew that kind of princess narrative could never be mine; I never once identified with any princess or female protagonist, not even Belle.  Okay, I did identify with Mulan (gender issues!), but by the time that movie came out I was in 8th grade, so that was a little too late. But the presence of a character like Merryweather was hugely important to me as a chubby, introverted, clumsy little kid who took herself way too seriously, and I’m so furious that this movie is making her thin. 

I’m sure this seems like an overreaction and that I’m reading way too much into an animated character but when you’re six and you’re already skipping meals to lose weight, any fat female character who isn’t a victim, a grandmother/mother, or evil makes a difference. 

(via sweetnfat)

pardonmewhileipanic:

thecockslut:

nocturnalnobody:

ninasaurio:

0negirlarmy:

GOD LOOK AT THIS PERFECTION

now THIS IS HOW LIVE ACTION ADAPTATIONS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK

I’M TALKING TO YOU M NIGHT SHALAYAMANANA

​dem cheekbones could cut a boulder

Can’t waaaaait.

ok, i love how they made her look like the real character

but then why did they make the fairies all thin? (only one has TINY bit of pudge)

Original art

http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120821034251/disney/images/2/24/Sleeping-disneyscreencaps.com-3564.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_T_su1g6R-mw/S1YCkH0acEI/AAAAAAAALZ0/rQI8FBBEMt4/sleepingbeauty_0159_thumb7.jpg?imgmax=800

new fairies

http://images.moviefanatic.com/iu/t_full/v1397496978/maleficent-fairies.jpg

http://vixenvarsity.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/the-fairies-sleeping-beauty.jpg

like damn, there’s not enough fat characters in the media as it is, and now they are taking them away?

red3blog:

Disney makes a sexy Ursula (er, “sassy” Ursula) costume. Just not in plus sizes. Ya know. Like the character Ursula.

Lest you think Disney just doesn’t make plus-size costumers, they actually do. For dudes, too. Just not in a sexy version. Sorry, “sassy”. Because “sassy” costumes are just for thin women.

No Snacker costumes, I see.

feministdisney:

missmisandry:

Disney Plus Size characters :)

I only did human (or half-human) characters. 

There were a few I left out on purpose because of the triggering way they are animated (Stromboli from Pinocchio, the natives from Peter Pan…)

good collection.   Sad that almost none are main lead characters, they’re all secondary leads, background characters, or villains.  :/

(via searching-for-utopia)

jaclynxhyde:

GPOY

From mspauline89:

This is a video that I made today for a vlog group that I am apart of, and I figured that this would be a great place to get more people in the fight for body and fat acceptance. I know it’s not a re-purposed snacker, but I’m on her side!

Here are the links:
The original article:
http://red3.blogspot.com/2012/02/disneys-wonderful-world-of-fat-shaming.html
Email Disney! http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/contact/
Email Blue Cross Blue Shield: http://floridablue.com/email.php

Tell them on twitter @WaltDisneyWorld and @FLBlueCenter
Get your voice out there and be heard!